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Painting and Decorating Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Basingstoke College of Technology

Course description

This is a one year course and is designed to give students a higher qualification in painting and decorating and in a specialised area within the trade it will provide the knowledge, skills and understanding of the level. Wallpapering is an essential element within the work place.

Course content

1. Level 3 Diploma in Painting & Decorating

  • - Knowledge of Information, quantities and communicating with others
  • - Knowledge of Building methods and construction technology
  • - Application of paint systems by brush and roller
  • - Apply papers to wall and ceilings
  • - Know how to produce specialist decorative finishes
  • - Know how to carry out specialist architectural feature work
  • - Know how to apply water-borne paint systems using air-less equipment
  • - Know how to prepare surfaces for decoration

2. Level 3 NVQ in Painting & Decorating

Mandatory Units:

  •  Confirm work activities and resources for the work
  • - Develop and maintain good working relationships
  • - Confirm the occupational method of work
  • - Apply paint systems by brush and roller
  • - Hang wall covering to complex surface

Plus 1 of the Following Optional Units:

  • - Hang wide-width vinyls
  • - Apply coatings by air spray method
  • - Produce replica quality grained and marble finishes
  • - Apply metal leaf to surfaces
  • - Produce comb textured finishes

3. Functional Skills in Maths and English (Level 2)

Entry requirements

Completion of Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Painting and Decorating and GCSE’s or equivalent at A* - C


This course is continually assessed through written and practical assignments and tests. NVQ work is assessed through documented evidence gathered from workplace activities.

Financial information

If you are aged 16-18, tuition and registration fees are free. 
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study; please ask for details.
If you are aged 24 or over, you may be eligible for a Student Loan to assist with your fees; please ask for details.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Basingstoke College of Technology directly.

Last updated date: 28 January 2016

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